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Auger-Aliassime set for Paire showdown in Lyon final

(Reuters) - Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime rallied to beat top seed Nikoloz Basilashvili 2-6 7-6(3) 6-4 in the Lyon Open semi-finals on Friday to move into his second ATP final of the year. The 18-year-old, who lost in the Rio Open final earlier this...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM

Motor racing: IndyCar to use 'Aeroscreen' cockpit protection

By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - IndyCar will use an "Aeroscreen" to provide cockpit protection from next season, with the Red Bull Advanced Technologies-designed system giving cars a jet fighter appearance, the U.S. open wheel series announced on...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM

Raptors aim to top Bucks for NBA Finals berth

TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors will be looking to move on and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks will be hoping to stay alive Saturday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. The host Raptors...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM

Kanaan tops Indy 500 final practice

By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Tony Kanaan will start from the middle of the gird for the Indianapolis 500 but had his AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet out front on Friday, posting the top speed in final practise for the...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM

Battling Zverev books Geneva Open final with Jarry

(Reuters) - Alexander Zverev continued his preparations for the French Open by sealing a hard-fought 7-5 6-7(6) 6-3 victory on Friday over Argentine Federico Delbonis to reach the Geneva Open final. Zverev, whose form on clay has been patchy so far this...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM

Golf: Recovering Wie withdraws from next week's U.S. Women's Open

(Reuters) - Former U.S. Women's Open champion Michelle Wie has pulled out of next week's major tournament because of continuing wrist problems, she said on Friday. "While I’m making progress with my recovery, I have decided to withdraw from the U.S. Women’s...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 4:00 PM

Cycling: Zakarin wins Giro stage 13 as Roglic, Nibali stay together

CERESOLE REALE, Italy (Reuters) - Russian Ilnur Zakarin powered to victory in the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia, the first mountain test for the overall contenders, while favorites Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali finished together on Friday. A member of...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 2:00 PM

Tennis: Kyrgios throwing chairs okay, as long he cares - Wilander

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Some might say Nick Kyrgios's withdrawal from the French Open will free the tournament of unwanted distractions but former champion Mats Wilander is definitely not one of them. Australian Kyrgios's one-man...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 2:00 PM

Hobbled Giannis: Bucks will be back in Milwaukee for Game 7

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks went from a 2-0 series lead to a 3-2 deficit and face elimination Saturday in Toronto. The MVP candidate had a message for Milwaukee fans on Thursday night after the Raptors took a third consecutive game in the best-of-seven...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 2:00 PM

Cowboys' Jones touts progress in talks with QB Prescott

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remains upbeat about signing quarterback Dak Prescott to a long-term deal after the sides exchanged contract proposals. Prescott said Thursday his representatives countered the original contract offer from the...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 2:00 PM

Tennis: Djokovic ready to fire at Roland Garros as Grand Slam landmark beckons

PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic believes he is peaking at the perfect moment to win four successive Grand Slam titles for the second time in his career by capturing the French Open. The Serb became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 2:00 PM

Tennis: Garcia sets up Yastremska final in Strasbourg International

(Reuters) - France's Caroline Garcia defeated compatriot Chloe Paquet 6-3 6-4 in the Strasbourg International semi-finals on Friday to set up a title clash with fifth seed Dayana Yastremska. Garcia, the 2016 champion, dominated the contest, firing 11 aces...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 2:00 PM

Tennis: Pliskova hopes hitting with Halep will pay off

(Reuters) - Second seed Karolina Pliskova wants to ensure she is battle-ready when the French Open begins by choosing reigning champion Simona Halep as her pre-tournament practice partner. The powerful Czech is being tipped as a potential champion this year...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 12:00 PM

Federer admits he's stepping into the unknown in Paris

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Having won 20 grand slam titles during a glittering career, one might think that Roger Federer has seen it all. Yet the 37-year-old Swiss admits he is stepping into the unknown as he returns to the French Open...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 12:00 PM

Motor racing: Leclerc ready to follow in the footsteps of Chiron

By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Charles Leclerc must have passed the harbourside bust of Louis Chiron countless times as a boy with barely a sideways glance, but Monaco's grand prix ace of yesteryear is a point of reference now. On Sunday...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 12:00 PM

Tennis: Nadal not bothered by change in surroundings at Roland Garros

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal will have to get used to new surroundings as his favorite hunting ground, the court Philippe Chatrier, has been revamped ahead of the May 26-June 9 French Open. The Spaniard, chasing a record-...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:00 AM

Tennis: Clay field wide open for new women's champion

By Ossian Shine Want to know who will win the women's French Open? Stick a pin in the draw. That cliche has seldom rang more true than at this year's Roland Garros, where no players stand out and few seem to be hitting form in the run up to the year's...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:00 AM

Tennis: Osaka adjusting to clay on time for French Open

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Naomi Osaka believes she is finally getting to grips with claycourt tennis as she is about to start her first grand slam as the top seed at this year's French Open. The world number one from Japan has won the...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:00 AM

Tennis: Australian Kyrgios pulls out of French Open - organisers

PARIS (Reuters) - Australian maverick Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the French Open on Friday, according to tournament officials, robbing the Grand Slam event of some guaranteed fireworks. No official reason was given although media reports stated the 24-year-...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 10:00 AM

Nadal and Djokovic head French Open cast as Federer returns

By Martyn Herman (Reuters) - For the first time in four years the big three in men's tennis will all be present at the French Open, all striving to etch another remarkable storyline in the red Parisian dirt. That Spain's undisputed king of...

Friday, May 24, 2019, 10:00 AM